Biopolym. Cell. 2014; 30(1):77-79.
Short Communications
Growth suppression activity of bradykinin antagonists in glioma cells
1Avdieiev S. S., 2Gera L., 2Hodges R., 3Vassetzky Y. S., 1Kavsan V. M.
  1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, NAS of Ukraine
    150, Akademika Zabolotnoho Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680
  2. University of Colorado Denver
    Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, USA, 80202
  3. CNRS UMR 8126, Universit Paris-Sud 11, Institut Gustave Roussy
    114, rue Edouard Vaillant, Villejuif, France, 94805


The present study was Aimed at analyzing the effect of bradykinin (BK) antagonists on proliferation of the human glioblastoma cells U373. Methods. MTT-based cell proliferation assay. Results. BKM-570 revealed a significant antiproliferative activity in the U373 cells with LC50 3,8 M. Conclusions. The antiproliferative properties of BK antagonists were shown in vitro using the glioma cells. Further investigations of the molecular mechanisms of their action and pre-clinical studies on animal models are needed for the evaluation of these compounds as new anti-cancer drugs.
Keywords: bradykinin antagonists, glioma cells, antiproliferative activity


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